ASAM International Conference 2015 on Big Data
ASAM is looking into standardizing Big Data topics: The second ASAM International Conference focused on Big Data in Future Car development – Chances for Engineering, Value for the Driver. The conference gave an overview on current best practices from the car industry and opened up the discussion with the IT industry.
HOEHENKIRCHEN 2015 – More than 130 industry managers and experts from 12 countries traveled to Dresden to discuss “Big Data in Future Car Development” at the second ASAM International Conference 2015. From 08 – 09.12.2015, OEMs, Tier-1s, Suppliers, and Universities presented best practices and current projects from their companies. Representatives from big data service providers, such as IBM, Teradata, Cray and DataStax gave examples on how big data is currently being used both in the Auto Industry and in other Industries. They emphasized the potentially large return on investment of big data and analysis and highlighted some of the large pitfalls.
In the attached exhibition, several companies showcased their latest products in data acquisition and integration, data mining, and analytics. The inviting atmosphere at the congress center and at the historic dinner location provided an excellent setting for conversations and discussions.
The conference was “…an excellent way to evaluate the current state of big data in the automotive industry” summed up one of the attendees. “Handling big data is an integral engineering task” stated another. Many of the attendees pointed out the excellent opportunity for networking: “The attendees are open for this kind of approach”, was the conclusion of a third attendee.
ASAM has also received valuable suggestions, particularly for improving the data management ASAM standard. While everyone agreed that ASAM ODS has been a well-established ODS, everyone also agreed that the base technology of ASAM standard needs to be updated and prepared for Big Data use cases. Since mid-2015, two new ASAM project groups are working on the refinement of ASAM ODS: One project group currently substitutes ODS as the backbone for CORBA client-server communication with a modern technology based upon Protobuf and REST, while the other group is collecting use cases and developing a prototype to guide technology choices and application definitions to make ASAM ODS fit for use in Big Data systems. ODS
It was agreed that cooperation both among the equipment manufacturers and the IT Industry will be essential to meet the future challenges of Big Data. ASAM provides the platform to meet, discuss and commonly develop new standards for the Automotive Big Data domain.